Consider the following scenario:

  • You sequence Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) by using Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.6 Service Pack 1 (SP1).

  • You have a valid volume license for Visual Studio 2010.

  • You try to start the sequenced Visual Studio 2010 application package on the Application Virtualization client.

In this scenario, you receive the following error message:

Invalid license data. Reinstall is required.

Then, Visual Studio 2010 exits.


To sequence Visual Studio 2010 SP1 by using App-V 4.6 SP1, you must install the following hotfix. Then, you must follow the prescriptive guidance (recipe) that is described in the App-V Sequencing Recipe Forum on the following Microsoft Application Virtualization TechCenter website:

How to Sequence Visual Studio 2010 in Microsoft Application Virtualization

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft website: The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.


To apply this hotfix, you must have Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 SP1 installed on one of the following editions of Visual Studio:

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Premium

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate

For more information about how to obtain Visual Studio 2010 SP1, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

983509 Description of Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1


This hotfix applies to the following languages:

  • Brazilian Portuguese

  • English

  • French

  • German

  • Italian

  • Japanese

  • Korean

  • Russian

  • Simplified Chinese

  • Spanish

  • Traditional Chinese

Restart information

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix. We recommend that you exit any instances of Visual Studio before you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

This hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.

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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More Information

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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